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Business Education teacher training options

To teach Business Education, you need a degree in business studies (or acceptable related subject) plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Alternatively, you can study a degree which combines professional education with business studies. And if these options don’t quite work for your circumstances, there are some alternative routes to consider.

Four-year university course in education

For the four-year combined degree and other undergraduate degree programmes you must have at least:

  • English and two other National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Grade) AND
  • Mathematics and one other subject at SCQF Level 5 (or an accepted alternative, for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2).

Check the entry requirements with the course provider.

PGDE university courses

Here are the universities you can study for a PDGE in Business Education at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider.

Alternate routes into teaching

This route offers a little more flexibility in order to encourage diversity in the profession:

Every year brings new classes which inspires me to find new ways of teaching as no two classes are the same. Planning and preparation are vital. I plan lessons well and set high standards for my pupils and myself.

Mary Osei-Oppong - Business Education and ICT Teacher at Brannock High School

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